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Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
18 - 22 February 2019

Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 13:00

When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, scientists now have more insight into the volcano’s hidden secrets that caused it to reawaken.

NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet

APOD - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 12:00

NGC 2359 is a helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with NGC 2359 is a helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, we explore western Sicily in Italy with Copernicus Sentinel-2

Western Sicily

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over western Sicily and the islands of Favignana and Levanzo in Italy

Solar swirls

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 17:24

Operations image of the week: Geomagnetic activity caused by our star recently created a stir in the skies over Iceland, resulting in the seeming electrification of the night and a reminder of the immense power of our star...

Neptunian moon

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 15:39

Hubble helps uncover origin of Neptune's smallest moon Hippocamp

Opportunity at Perseverance Valley

APOD - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:00

Opportunity at Perseverance Valley Opportunity at Perseverance Valley


Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:00

These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet.

Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 13:00

The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice the distance to the Moon.

Instruments of science

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 11:35

Technology image of the week: young engineers and scientists can learn from Europe’s top experts at the upcoming ESI2019: EIROforum’s latest instrumentation school, with a focus this year on AI

Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 09:01

ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission’s three-year flight.

Solar System Family Portrait

APOD - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 08:00

Solar System Family Portrait Solar System Family Portrait


Writing on the wall

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 15:42

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The hunt for micrometeorites in Antarctica

Space behaviour

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 14:56

Europe’s Columbus laboratory enters its eleventh year in space with steady operations, a few upgrades and several experiments in full swing.

Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 06:33

Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies.

The Helix Nebula in Hydrogen and Oxygen

APOD - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 06:00

Is the Helix Nebula looking at you? Is the Helix Nebula looking at you?


Plane Crossing a Crescent Moon

APOD - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 17:00

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Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress

ESA Top News - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 16:00

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in sculpting the comet's surface and interior following its formation.

Ice giant surprise

ESA Top News - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 08:14

Space Science Image of the Week: These alien-looking worlds are actually surprising new views of Uranus and Neptune
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